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1st gen. aftermarket grilles?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2001tacoma4life, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    2001tacoma4life

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    ive been wanting an aftermarket grill for a while now, but i cant find any that really catches my eyes. Is there any yall like?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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  3. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    i REALLY like that grill :D. I signed up on the group buy, but i do want a price or at least an estimate
     
  4. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    I just put a Carriage Works billet grille on mine. I'm gonna get some pics up as soon as the roads melt off and I can get it washed. Anything you get is gonna be a PITA to put in cause you gotta cut the stock one out.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    see, thats what i was afraid of... i really didnt want to cut the stock one out, but alot of these grills ive seen look sick. it might be worth it
     
  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Rab94 what kinda bumper is that and how much and were could I possible get one and whole front end set up on ur truck looks great I would really love to do something like that to mine but I can't find any other bumpers then arb and I really don't care for them I like the black billet with the red emblem to thats sharp
     
  7. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    i think that is actually a stock front bumper that came on the limited or somethin? correct me if im wrong but i think the plastic on the bottom is just gone..
     
  8. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    The grillcraft looks awesome... :)
     
  9. Jan 12, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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    ok seems to be lots of interest, I'll get a price for the group buy.

    also, the truck I linked to, is not my truck. My bumper is just a broken stock bumper, but yes it's limited so color matched, with some aux lights on the front.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    To do that, you'd have to get an entire new grille/headlight surround with the new grille already built into it. 2 of the mounting points that attach the shell to the front of the truck are on the vertical bars of the stock grille, so your only option is to cut it out bar by bar and grind the remaining stuff down with a dremel. Mine took me a total of like 5 hours, but it looks pretty good once I'm done.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    That black grill with TRD emblem is sick! :D
     
  12. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    Only thing I worry about is opening the hood since my hood release is through the stock grill....
     
  13. Jan 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    That's a good point. Any of you guys with aftermarket grills have a problem getting to the hood latch?
     
  14. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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  15. Jan 17, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Yeah, with mine you can't get your fingers between the pieces to reach the release. You just have to push it to the side or stick a screw driver in it.
     
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